Anti-abortionists continue to punish women | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Anti-abortionists continue to punish women

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 1:35 PM

It is laughable — dishonest is more like it — when Republicans say they are all about the fetus, not about punishing adult women who make legal medical choices.

Latest example: Missouri.

There, legislators are pressing to jail the head of Planned Parenthood unless she violates federal privacy laws by turning over records that would allow Missouri zealots to learn the names of all Missouri women who've obtained abortions at the state's one remaining abortion clinic.

This illustrates concern for women?

Speaking of abortion: It hasn't gotten high attention in Arkansas media, but the Los Angeles Times has been reporting at length about the fraudulent tactics used by an anti-abortion activist to cook up a now widely debunked video alleging illegal traffic in fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood. Not a single investigation has yet produced an adverse finding against Planned Parenthood, but it hasn't stopped people like Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson from trying to cut off funding for a wide variety of women's health services (not including abortion) at Planned Parenthood. The maker of the video has been targeted in an investigation by the California attorney general.


Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Civil War over in Fort Smith; lawyer strikes his Rebel mascot battle tent

    KSFM reports that Joey McCutchen, the lawyer who's been trying to restart the Civil War in Fort Smith over the School Board's decision to drop the Rebel mascot and related trappingsfor Southside High School, is dropping his School Board takeover campaign.
    • May 27, 2016
  • The long and winding road: No exception yet for 30 Crossing

    The Arkansas highway department's representative on the Metroplan board of directors told the board today that the department is requesting an exception to the planning agency's cap on six lanes for its 30 Crossing project to widen Interstate 30 from six to 10 (and more) lanes.
    • Jun 29, 2016
  • Medical marijuana backers: Health Department opposition 'disingenuous' and 'cruel'

    Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the group behind the first medical marijuana initiative to qualify for the ballot, has responded sharply to yesterday's statement by the Arkansas Health Department that it opposes legal medical use of marijuana.
    • Jul 13, 2016

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Facebook gives virtual reality gear to Arkansas schools

    • Hello everybody, I don't just know the reason why some people is finding it difficult…

    • on December 12, 2017
  • Re: End of an era? UPDATE

    • BTW, I believe that "burger joint" referred to above, in the 6100 block of West…

    • on December 12, 2017
  • Re: End of an era? UPDATE

    • The Bennigan's at Markham & University was preceded at that site by the old Little…

    • on December 12, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation